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How Not to Steal a Baby Name
Wed Dec 02 2020

How Not to Steal a Baby Name

Two sisters, one favorite name for a daughter! The Name Sage talks about avoiding name theft in families. Plus, we’ll explore the positives of knowing your niece has a great name – even if it takes an option off your list.
Challenging Family Traditions
Wed Nov 18 2020

Challenging Family Traditions

Challenging family traditions can make naming a child even harder! The Name Sage talks through an expectant mom’s best options for finding a compromise.
Confronting Name Regret
Wed Nov 04 2020

Confronting Name Regret

They’ve brought their new baby home, but now they’re confronting name regret. Let’s work through their best options for re-naming their daughter. But should they re-spell her name, use her middle, or start fresh entirely?
Great Nicknames Shorten Classic Favorites
Wed Oct 21 2020

Great Nicknames Shorten Classic Favorites

Great nicknames can transform a solid classic into a cuddly name for a child – and still leave plenty of room to grow! Kalli and her family have used this strategy to name their daughters. Now let’s help them find an equally great nickname/formal name combination for a son. What goes with Lulu, Millie, and Georgie?
Narrowing Down Your Name List
Wed Oct 07 2020

Narrowing Down Your Name List

Narrowing down your name list can be the hardest part! Let’s help Jessie choose the right name for Eloise June’s new sister from her top favorites: Annabelle, Marceline, and Sylvie.
Handling Celebrity Name Theft
Wed Sep 23 2020

Handling Celebrity Name Theft

The Name Sage weighs in on a case of celebrity name theft. They’ve long planned to name their new daughter Lyra. With just weeks to go, does Ed Sheeran’s announcement change their plans?
Finding Rare Celtic Girl Names
Wed Sep 09 2020

Finding Rare Celtic Girl Names

They’re bold baby namers, but finding rare Celtic girl names for their new daughter has them stumped. Should they venture into other categories of names, or is there something they haven';t considered that works with Mairead and Fergus?
Searching for Casual Cute Boy Names
Thu Aug 27 2020

Searching for Casual Cute Boy Names

They know their style: casual, cute boy names. But her favorite choice for a son might be too different. Should they name their baby boy Dill? The Name Sage says probably not, and helps them find more boy names with the same homespun vibe.
Choosing Vintage Boy Names
Wed Aug 12 2020

Choosing Vintage Boy Names

They agree on vintage boy names, and yet can't agree on The Name for this baby! If it's a girl, she'll be Sylvie Rae Scott. But what would you choose for Blythe Norah;s little brother?
Bold Boy Names: A Brother for Wolfie
Wed Jul 15 2020

Bold Boy Names: A Brother for Wolfie

She loves bold boy names. He has his doubts. They compromised with Alexander “Wolfie” Wolfgang for their first son, but now it’s time to name his brother and they’re stuck. Time to ask the Name Sage.
Name Sage: Finding Romantic Boy Names
Wed Jun 17 2020

Name Sage: Finding Romantic Boy Names

They’re naming a brother for Ophelia. After agreeing on her name instantly, they’re stumped this time around. Time to find some long, romantic boy names. Check out the Name Sage’s suggestions, and share yours, too!
Name Sage: Choosing Names When You Disagree
Wed Jun 03 2020

Name Sage: Choosing Names When You Disagree

Choosing baby names when you and your partner disagree can be tough! The secrets: start early, focus on the qualities you’d like in a name, and get some suggestions from the Nameberry community, too.
Name Sage: Choosing Cute Classic Girl Names
Wed May 20 2020

Name Sage: Choosing Cute Classic Girl Names

The Name Sage helps a family find cute classic girl names, combining traditional strength with playful nicknames. What works best with brothers Theodore “Teddy” and Jack?
Finding International Boy Names
Wed May 06 2020

Finding International Boy Names

They’re expecting a new son this month, but can’t find a great name that works equally well in German and English. Let’s help them grow their list!
Boy Names Balance the Traditional and New
Wed Apr 15 2020

Boy Names Balance the Traditional and New

She loves rare and unexpected names. He likes to keep it more traditional. Sound familiar? It’s the classic tug-of-war between too-common and too-out-there for this couple. Let’s help them name a brother for Scout Valentine.
Rare Girl Names Promise Sisterly Style
Wed Apr 01 2020

Rare Girl Names Promise Sisterly Style

Choosing a name for Delphine's new sister means finding more rare girl names that stand out, without feeling too different.
Choosing Offbeat Boy Names
Wed Mar 04 2020

Choosing Offbeat Boy Names

They named their first son Ralph because they found it traditional, but approachable; a little bit different, but still cuddly and fun. Now let’s find more offbeat boy names to help name Ralph’s brother!
Wanted: A Girls’ Name That’s NOT Popular
Wed Feb 19 2020

Wanted: A Girls’ Name That’s NOT Popular

Growing up as one of the Emilys has this mom seeking a stand-out name for her daughter. Emily writes: My husband and I are expecting our first child and need some name help! We have a boy name, but are struggling to come up with the right girl name. Growing up as an Emily M., […]
Modern Traditional Boy Names
Wed Feb 05 2020

Modern Traditional Boy Names

If it’s a girl, they’re all set. If it’s a boy, this kiddo is currently nameless! Time to call in the Name Sage. Jordan writes: I am expecting baby number three in April and my husband and I cannot agree on a single boy name. We are not finding out the gender this go around […]
Baby Naming Rules for the New Year
Wed Jan 22 2020

Baby Naming Rules for the New Year

These seven smart resolutions can help you make a naming decision you’ll never regret.
Burning Baby Naming Questions
Wed Jan 08 2020

Burning Baby Naming Questions

As Nameberry’s resident Name Sage, I hear all sorts of baby naming questions. While every short list and situation is just a little different, a few big themes repeat. And even though my answers vary based on circumstances, some things remain true. With a fresh new year upon us, let’s talk about those enduring questions […]
Celtic Baby Names SOS
Wed Dec 18 2019

Celtic Baby Names SOS

The Name Sage to the rescue: Helping this family with very specific specifications!
Traditional Male Names with a Wow Factor
Tue Dec 03 2019

Traditional Male Names with a Wow Factor

The Name Sage helps this mom find a traditional name with a wow factor for the baby brother of Augusten Emery Axel.
Long Middle Names for Girls
Wed Nov 20 2019

Long Middle Names for Girls

The Name Sage meets the challenge of finding just the right middle name to blend with the short choice of Lia.
Baby Name Compromise: When he hates her favorite
Tue Nov 05 2019

Baby Name Compromise: When he hates her favorite

She loves Pearl, he advocates for Cilla–what compromise names can the Name Sage suggest?